- Manchester City failed to match European record of 19 consecutive wins.
- Gabriel Jesus was forced off in tears with an injury.
- Ederson(GK) saved a penalty in dying minutes of match.
Manchester City failed to match European record of 19 consecutive wins & played a goalless draw with Crystal Palace (0-0) on Sunday.
However, City remain unbeaten & end 2017 on a high note, all thanks to the super penalty save from their Goal-keeper Ederson in the dying minutes of the match.
Palace produced an outstanding performance to limit the chances City were able to create, but the runaway leaders — who lost both Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne to injuries — almost made a perfect start when Bernardo Silva shot just wide with four minutes gone.
But the league leaders showed vulnerability as the game approached the 10-minute mark when Christian Benteke had a shot blocked after Ederson had hit a teammate with his attempted clearance.
The league leaders are still 14 points clear at the top with Chelsea on second after their stunning win over Stoke City by 5-0. Manchester United’s goalless draw with Southampton on Saturday dropped their position to 3rd.
Defenders Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph missed the game due to minor injuries while John Stones started on the bench alongside Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson saved a 90th-minute penalty to rescue the team.
The penalty came when Wilfried Zaha was adjudged to have been brought down by Raheem Sterling and the referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot — but Ederson kept out Luka Milivojevic’s unconvincing effort.
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However Manchester City have received a blow after Gabriel Jesus was forced off in tears with an injury.
The Brazilian, who is expecting to play at next year’s World Cup, appeared to overstretch early on at Selhurst Park, requiring medical attention.
He attempted to play on but went down again in the 23rd minute, this time clearly distraught as tears streamed down his face. Sergio Aguero replaced him for the & took the forward’s place.